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Manager – Doing Data Differently

  • Full time
  • £41,239
  • Edinburgh. Flexible arrangements including some home working.
  • Closing 30th January 2023

  • Advertised from 18th January 2023
  • 35 hours per week. Maternity Cover until end of February 2024. Secondments for this role will be considered.


An exciting opportunity has come up to join The Promise Scotland within the Insights team.

The Promise Scotland is looking for a highly motivated person to provide maternity cover for our current Doing Data Differently Manager.

Primarily project-managing The Promise Data Map, the Doing Data Differently manager role will involve working alongside colleagues at national, local, and service levels to deliver data improvement programmes. Specifically, improvement programmes aimed at ensuring that the way data is collected, analysed and used in Scotland, aligns to the promise and what matters to children and families.

About you

This role would suit someone with excellent project management skills and a strong interest in novel ways of using data, evidence and research to understand and support the needs of children and families. The ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders and share insights in a user-friendly way is crucial, so that these can support Scotland in its’ work to #KeepthePromise.

Job context

The Promise Scotland is responsible for driving the work of change demanded by the conclusions of the Independent Care Review. It works with all kinds of organisations to support shifts in policy, practice, and culture so Scotland can #KeepThePromise it made to care experienced infants, children, young people, adults, and their families - that every child grows up loved, safe and respected, able to realise their full potential.

The Promise Scotland’s sole reason for being is to facilitate and support change, wherever that change needs to happen to make sure that Scotland will #KeepThePromise.

More information can be found in the below resources

Independent Care Review Reports

Change Programme

Plan 21-24

Doing Data Differently

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Working Conditions

The Promise Scotland operates flexible working arrangements, seeking to meet the needs of its individual team members while also able to fulfil the activities set out in Plan 21-24, within a positive and supportive team culture and environment.

A full Job Description is available for download below.

Application notes

To apply for this role, please download an application form from our website.

Once complete, please return to with the job role as the subject.

Candidates with lived experience of care or candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria outlined will be invited to interview.

For more information about this role please contact Stephanie Crisp at with the job role as the subject.

Application Deadline: 10am Monday 30th January 2023